David’s Story

David's Story DP

Slide 2020 2019 • NLS - SP9 Pro Champion
• BRDC full member
2016 • VLn - x4 podium, x2 pole position
• nurburgring 24hrs quali race winners
2018 • vln - pole position vln6, winner spa 6hrs silverstone
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2017 british gt4 - 3rd overall, 2nd silver cup masters historic pre66 champion 2015 british university karting champion, ginetta usa 2014 ginetta gt5 x4 wins, x7 podiums, henry surtees challenge winner, brdc rising star 2013 ginetta gt4 supercup vice champion 2012 karting club & national championships 2010 - 2011 britcar british endurance champion 2003-2009 club motorsport toyota mr2, sports2000

Slide About David David’s passion for cars and motorsport was passed down to him by his Dad. An avid petrolhead and engineer who gave David a proper upbringing of many Sundays sat watching the F1 together, many trips to the Formula 1 at Silverstone, Historic and Superbike events at Brands Hatch and Goodwood Festival of Speed. It was only natural that after doing well at School a few weeks before his 8th Birthday that David asked to go Karting for his reward! Lying about his age (minimum age was 8) in order to get on track, the 7.9 year old wouldn’t look back from this moment stepping out of a Go-Kart! 18months of the indoor kart club in his hometown of Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire UK, then saw David gain is ARKS licence and graduate to Motorsport UK outdoor Karting in 2003. 2003-2006 David competed at Club level taking multiple club championships at Kimbolton, Buckmore Park & Whilton Mill in the Mini Max & Junior Rotax category. 2007-2008 David then competed in the British Racing Drivers (BRDC) Club Stars of Tomorrow national series finishing 11th & 13th in the UK. 2009 was David’s last season in Karting wrapping up another Club Championship before moving to car racing.

2010 David’s first part season (while completing his A levels) in club car racing was in the Toyota MR2 Racing Series driving a Mr2 Mk1 on semi slick tyres where in his first year he took 4podiums, 1 pole position, 1 lap record and 1 win.

2011 David proceeded to dominate the Toyota MR2 Series with 6 wins from 6 and also raced the Sports2000 series winning 1 race and finishing 3rd in the Championship. In 2011 David also finished 3rd in the Henry Surtees Karting competition winning a test in a Formula Renault car with Manor Compeition. During that winter David also tested for Team Parker Racing in a Porsche Carrera Cup Car.

2012 David won the Britcar British Endurance Championship with the Strata21 Racing team driving a Porsche Carrera Cup car winning 1 race and setting multiple Pole Positions and fastest laps, his first journey into Endurance Racing.

2013 David made his mark on the Ginetta GT5 challenge championship continuing with the Strata21 team. X4 wins, & X7 podiums put him firmly in championship contention, however running out of budget before the final round put paid to any championship challenge. From his impressive performances, he was scouted by the British Racing Drivers Club to join their Rising Star young driver support scheme.

The natural progression from the Ginetta GT5 Challenge was the Ginetta GT4 Supercup with SVR in 2014 and backing from Tesco and the KX Akademy with BTCC legend Jason Plato. A big step up for David however he took a podium at Round1, and dominated Round 3 with a double win to again put himself in championship contention. David would finish up Vice Champion with the most amount of fastest lap, 5wins, and 12 podiums. In this year David also completed his BEng Engineering degree at Brunel University.

2015 and 2016 David wasn’t able to secure the funding for a full time drive, so focussed on his coaching. He would land drives with Ginetta USA in Miami, setting the fastest lap and finishing on the podium, and complete the 2016 Silverstone 24hrs with Team BRIT as driver and driver coach.

2017 David returned full time, this time to the British GT championship with Lanan Racing in the Ginetta G55 GT4 car again paired with Alex Reed. Winning on their debut weekend put them in championship contention from the off, however a double non score in the final 2 rounds saw the pair finish P3 in the GT4 championship and P2 in the Silver Cup championship.

David also made his Historic debut in the Masters Historic Pre66 Series driving a Lotus Elan 26R and FIA Historic Sportscars championship driving a Chevron B8. Together with Co-driver Graham Wilson won the Pre66 championship and the Spa6hrs.

2018 David made his debut at the Nurburgring in the VLN championship with BMW Customer Racing team Walkenhorst Motorsport. David duly set pole position in only his 3rd outing in a GT3 car at the most difficult circuit in the world driving in a Pro-Am car. He doubled up with winning the Spa6hrs again in the Lotus Elan 26R.

In 2019, for the first time in his career David returned to the same championship, the VLN with Walkenhorst Motorsport in the Pro class, take part in the Nurburgring24hrs and Spa24hrs. David scored X4 podiums in the VLN in 2019 and X2 more pole positions.

Continuing his rise with Walkenhorst motorsport, David put together his most successful season yet. Firstly being announced as a full BRDC member, Champion of the newly named NLS championship at the Nurburgring, 12th place at the Nurburgring24hrs, was part of BMWs Intercontinental GT Challenge squad, taking a podium finish at his first round in the championship in Indianapolis.
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